"Blood pressure monitor malfunction"

About: Kidderminster Hospital

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On 8 May 2013, my wife visited Imaging. Because of the results of the ultrasound test, the sonographer arranged for an immediate referral to Gynaecology outpatient department. That was good, because it did away with the need for a separate visit. However, and what was not good, was that attempts in Gynaecology to measure blood pressure failed due to malfunction of monitor. The pressure cuff became over-inflated and caused pain and temporary indentation of the skin of my wife's arm.

I expect that this was just a temporary problem, the rest of the visit went well. I have spent many happy hours in various departments of Kidderminster Hospital and will go there again if my GP advises

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Response from Kidderminster Hospital

Thank you for your kind comments, and we are very pleased to hear about your wife's overall positive experience; please accept our apologies for the extended delay in this acknowledgement. if you require anything further, or wish to discuss the issues relating to the blood pressure cuff further, please contact our Patient Services Department at PatientServices.Dept@Worcsacute.nhs.uk

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